Wide-field view of the giant galaxy Centaurus A

This huge elliptical galaxy NGC 5128 (also known as Centaurus A) is the closest such galaxy to the Earth, at a distance of about 12 million light-years. Observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have discovered a new class of “dark” globular star clusters around this galaxy.

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ESO,ESA/Hubble, NASA. Digitized Sky Survey. Acknowledgement: Davide de Martin

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Auðkenni:eso1519c
Tegund:Athuganir
Útgáfudagur:Maí 13, 2015, 12:00 CEST
Tengdar fréttatilkynningar:eso1519
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Nafn:Centaurus A
Tegund:Local Universe : Galaxy : Type : Elliptical
Fjarlægð:12 milljón ljósár
Constellation:Centaurus
Flokkur:Galaxies

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Position (RA):13 25 32.01
Position (Dec):-43° 1' 35.83"
Field of view:130.43 x 67.64 arcminutes
Stefna:Norður er 1.7° højre frá lóðréttu

 

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